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IN Health & Fitness ON 24 Apr, 2016
Vaginal odor is an indication of your health. It's not necessary to have a fresh smelling vagina all the time. But if your vagina has a foul smell, then it can be a matter of severe concern for you. Obviously, your vagina is not supposed to smell like a fish taco, cod canal or tuna town.
Let's check out the major health problems associated with unusual smell in your vagina.
But vagina is not supposed to smell like daisies and roses.
Your ladybits can't smell like rose garden or seafood restaurant.
Vaginal odor may be due to the presence of bacteria, improper diet, lack of hygiene or excess perspiration.
Deodorants interfere with the natural pH balance of vagina worsening the situation.
So let's go through the different kind of scents in your vagina and the health problems associated with the particular odor.
Fishy vaginal odor with white or gray discharge is an indication of severe health issue. The infection in the vagina may be due to bacterial vaginosis or trichomoniasis. Antibiotics are used for the treatment of these disorders.
The metallic scent is observed mostly after menstruation or sex due to the change in pH. It is a temporary problem but if the odor persists for a long time, then consult your doctor immediately.
Yeast infections produce a bread-like odor along with other symptoms such as white discharge and itchiness.
If your vaginal odor is pungent, then there is no severe health issue associated with it. The musky odor may be due to excess perspiration or wrong choice of undergarments. Clean your vagina with mild soap and wear loose clothing to get things back to normal.
If your vagina smells like a dustbin, you need to seek doctor's help immediately. A rotten smell may be due to the lodging of tampon on the top of your vagina.
Always keep your vagina neat and clean. Vagina possesses the natural ability to remove germs and bacteria naturally from your body. Just wash your vagina with warm water and mild soap everyday to keep it fresh. Never use alcohol wipes or synthetic underwear as it is extremely harmful to vagina.
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